Rob Hogg, who has been the head of capital markets and asset allocation at Frontier for eight years, is to replace David Schneider at UniSuper.
Hogg, who will join UniSuper on March 7, will have the title head of global strategies and quant methods.
Schneider who headed UniSuper’s quant team while also providing actuarial skills to its product design, has gone freelance. He plans to continue to work on the actuarial side for UniSuper, but will also assist other clients.
John Pearce, chief investment officer of UniSuper, said that while Hogg did not have Schneider’s expertise in quant analysis, he had other experience.
“Rob has got a lot closer to the investment decisions from a fundamental perspective and that is what we are looking for; it is for him to take our global capabilities to the next level,” he said.
Rob Hogg and John Pearce previously worked together at Colonial First State, where Hogg was an equity analyst.
“Rob was always the kind of guy I was going to employ as soon as an opportunity arose,” Pearce said.
VicSuper and Colonial First State are also recruiting. VicSuper is searching for a senior analyst for the investment operations team and Colonial First State wants an investment manager for its multimanager portfolio.
Last week, TCorp announced the appointment of David Deverall, formerly of Hunter Hall International, as its chief executive.